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Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

Koblenz bomb strike, 19.09.1944

On 19.09.1944 at 15:03 119 B17 of 447th Bomb Group (mission: #146) dropped 244,3 tons of bombs on the marschalling yard Koblenz-Mosel and the Rhine bridges. A railroad AA-gun was also destroyed. The air raid caused 144 deads and 133 injured people.

About 40 years later a plaque was installed in the city to commemorate the victims of the bomb war.

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Air raid on Koblenz by the US Air Force, September 19th 1944

Air raid on Koblenz by the US Air Force, September 19th 1944

Of 380 B-17s dispatched, all hit targets of opportunity, i.e., marshalling yards at Koblenz (87), Dillenburg (39), Limburg (37) and Darmstadt (24); bridges at Limburg (35), Koblenz (25) and a bridge over the Rhine River at Koblenz (13); and Wiesbaden (38), Wetzlar (14), the railroad line at Koblenz (13) and Wiesbaden Airfield (12); 4 B-17s are lost and 159 damaged; 3 airmen are WIA and 37 WIA. ...
No rating yet12/01/20091,257Google Earth Logo
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Castle of Koblenz

Castle of Koblenz

Old Castle of Koblenz/Rheinland Pfalz
Rating of 508/27/2006274Google Earth Logo
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Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Festung Ehrenbreitstein

Festung Ehrenbreitstein is a fortress on the same-named mountain on the right side of the Rhine opposite to the town of Koblenz. It was built as the backbone of the regional fortification system, Festung Koblenz, by Prussia between 1817 and 1832 and guarded the middle Rhine region, an area that had been invaded by French troops repeatedly before. The fortress was never attacked.
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Koblenz I (Overlay)

Koblenz I (Overlay)

B17's of the USAF bombing Koblenz downtown.

Koblenz, the city at the confluence of River Rhine and River Mosel, was established more than 2,000 years ago by Romans. They called it "Castrum ad Confluentes" (castle at the confluence). The next 2,000 years the name changed (Confluentes -> Covelenz -> Cobelenz -> Coblenz -> Koblenz).
Later it was frequently the residence of t...
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British air photo after the bombing of Koblenz on November 6th 1944

British air photo after the bombing of Koblenz on November 6th 1944

128 Lancasters of No 3 Group to the new target of Koblenz, making a night G-H attack. 2 Lancasters lost. This was a successful raid with most of the damage being caused by a large area of fire in the centre of the town. The British Bombing Survey Unit later estimated that 303 acres, 58 per cent of the town's built-up area, were destroyed.
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Koblenz II (Overlay)

Koblenz II (Overlay)

An aerial reconnaissance picture made by USAF during WWII.

This picture shows the heavy damage caused by air-raids in 1944 and 1945. About 87% of the city was destroyed.

The left of the two bridges in the north of the pic is a railroad-bridge crossing the River Mosel, the right one is the Balduin bridge, the one of the oldest river-crossing-site of Koblenz.
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No rating yet08/13/20051,196Google Earth Logo
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303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

303rd BG (H), Mission 164 - Posen Aircraft Plant

29 May 1944<br>
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Target: FW-190 Aircraft Factory at Posen, Poland
Crews Dispatched: 35
Length of Mission: 9 hours, 55 minutes
Bomb Load: 10 x 500 lb G.P. bombs
Bombing Altitude: 22,000 ft
Ammo Fired: 6,165 rounds

299 B-17s are dispatched to hit aviation industry targets at Krzesinki
(91 bomb) and <b>Pos...
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398th BG (H), Lichtenfels, Germany - 23 February 1945

398th BG (H), Lichtenfels, Germany - 23 February 1945

On Feb 23, 1945, the 398th Bomb Group Low Squadron Lead in A/C 44-8476 led by Major Jean Miller, 603rd Squadron and Captain Kenneth W. Beckstrom, 603rd Squadron hit Lichtenfels, Germany with 13 planes from 13,000 ft. as a "target of opportunity." Lichtenfels is about halfway between Frankfurt and Eger, Czechoslovakia (now called Cheb).

This photo shows the partial resul...
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Loehr Center

Loehr Center

Shopping Mall of Koblenz
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Bomb pattern shot near Kyaukpyu, Myanmar (Burma) 21.01.1944

Bomb pattern shot near Kyaukpyu, Myanmar (Burma) 21.01.1944

Bomb run by No. 99 Squadron RAF.
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320th BG, Mission 477, Standenbuhl Railroad Bridge

320th BG, Mission 477, Standenbuhl Railroad Bridge

23 February 1945

27 B-26's from the 42nd Bomb Wing were over the target and 9 B-26's dropped 72 x 500 lb. demolition bombs in the first bomb run at 11:51 hours from 10.500 ft and 18 B-26's dropped 144 x 500 lb. demolition bombs at 12:01 hours from 11.600 to 10.800 ft. on the second bomb run.
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